Tiny House Trailers – Purpose Built by a Tiny House Manufacturer

Our tiny house trailers are the rolling foundations of out tiny houses.  The trailer is crucial to the integrity of the entire structure.  Everything built on top depends on the structural integrity, suspension and vibration handling, and weight balance of tiny house trailer.

When Jesse started Tiny Idahoms ,  the first thing he had to figure is where to get the trailers to build on.  He looked into re-purposing a regular RV trailer.  He quickly realized that there is a tremendous amount of work getting the trailer ready to build on, and when you’re done you still don’t have a trailer that was built for a tiny house RV.  Next he went to trailer manufactures to have the trailers custom made for him.  This was an improvement, but the manufactures primary experience was in building cargo trailers and equipment hauling trailers.  It’s just not the same thing and Jesse still wasn’t getting exactly what he was looking for.

To solve the problem of finding the perfect tiny house RV trailer, Jesse started an in-house partnership with highly experienced welders and metal fabrication designers.  They set out to design a trailer that has the sole purpose of being the perfect mobile foundation for a tiny house on wheels.

 

At Tiny Idahomes we build all our trailers at our location and your safety is our first concern. We are a National Association of Trailer Manufactures (NATM) certified trailer manufacturer.  NATM is dedicated to improving trailer safety. One way this is accomplished is through a mandatory Compliance Verification Program, requiring all Regular members (trailer manufacturers) to verify they have the manufacturing processes in place to build trailers that meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and industry best practices.

Of course we highly recommend our Tiny House products.  Building a truly livable tiny house is not easy.  We can save you a lot of time and frustration by building it for you.  We do understand there is a big part of the Tiny House Movement centered on building it yourself.  It can be a labor of love and the experience of building can be a big part of it.   For these people we offer our purpose built Tiny House Trailers for sale. The trailers we offer for sale are the exact same precision built tiny house trailers we use as the foundation for our own Tiny Homes.  You can check out prices and specifications on our Tiny House Trailers Page.  We can customize your Tiny House RV trailer to meet the requirements of your build.  You can specify axle weight and axle position as long as it meets NATM requirements.

All our trailers have an 8′ wide deck and are 8’6″ to the outside of the wheel wells.. We built tow-behind trailers in lengths from 20′ to 28′. This the buildable  length; the tongue adds a few more feet.

 

 

We make gooseneck/5th wheel trailers in 34′ and 40′ lengths.

 

 

 

 

Our trailers are constructed with 2” x 5 “, 1/8”thick rectangular steel tube main frame and 2” x 5 “ , 3/16” tongue and rear bumper.  We use only heavy duty epoxy based primer and paint to provide extremely long lasting corrosion protection.   We weld in 1/2” steel house anchor bolts 6” from the corners and ever 4’ in between to securely fasten your house to the trailer.   For safety we include high quality trailer brakes with a breakaway system.

 

Leveling jacks are welded in place at all four corners.

 

 

 

 

We use sealed LED break/running lights and the trailer is prewired for clearance lights, front and rear.  Every trailer includes AC, battery and propane mounts.   Fenders and wheel wells are a common point of corrosion on the trailer and water damage to the house so we take special care in this area.

 

The wheel wells are sealed, inside and out, with polyurethane sealant in addition to the epoxy paint and primer.  We weld on a water skirt to the upper side of the fenders to prevent water from penetrating the house.  Another feature you won’t find everywhere is the bottoms of out trailers are covered with 24 gage galvanized steel sheeting.  This protects the underside of you tiny house from damage, moisture and mold.  It forms a nice dry chamber to hold the insulation for the underside of your tiny house RV.

Another advantage of the galvanized steel bottom is protection from rodent intrusion.  Mice, wood rats, and pack rats invading RVs and tiny houses are a very common problem.  For the last six or seven years my sister has been telling me about her battle with mice.  She has a medium sized travel trailer parked on her property in Vermont.  It’s on o lovely spot with a beautiful view and she uses it mostly for extra guest accommodations.  It didn’t take long after the trailer arrived for the mice to move in. Let the battle begin.  From the inside she has tried snap traps, glue traps, poison bait. From the outside she has tried crawling under and stuffing crevices with steel wool, calking, patching, anything to try to block their entry.  No matter how many she dispatches, no matter how she tries to block them, they keep coming back and they keep making more mice.  A couple of weeks ago she told me that she surrenders; the mice win.  She is giving up and getting rid of the trailer.  If she does replace it, it will be with a Tiny House built on one of our tiny house trailers.  Mice and wood rats are smart, tough, and persistent, but they can’t chew through 24 gage steel.

If you’re building a tiny house on wheels, you have lots of options of what to build it on.  You are going to invest a lot of time, effort, and money on your project, so don’t build it on an uncertain foundation. This is probably the most critical decision you’ll make in your build.  Look around, compare, I think you will see we offer a very high quality product at a very reasonable price. We understand tiny house trailers because we build tiny houses.  The quality of our product is built on the quality of our trailers.

Enjoy your build!

Tinyhouse Tim

Melinda’s Tiny House Mansion

Have you been trying to decide if a “Tiny House” is right for you? Allow me to introduce you to Melinda’s Tiny House Mansion, one of Tiny Idahomes builds.  Melinda came to us after careful consideration and planning her life around going to a Tiny House on Wheels.  She fell in love with the idea and couldn’t wait to receive her “Mansion”.

Melinda decided on a 26′ Clear Creek Tiny House RV.  We thoroughly enjoyed being there with her through every step of the process, from her design, color combinations, picking options, to a completed “Mansion”!

Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of working with you and for trusting us as your tiny house on wheels RV builder!

2 X 4 Construction
Blown in Fiberglass Batt Insulation – R-15 in walls, R-15 Ceiling and R-13 Floor
Board and Batt Siding – painted Behr Porpoise #HGSW3482
3’ Tuff Rib Metal Roofing – Dark Grey Color
Jeld Wen windows  1500 series – double pane – single hung – tempered glass
36” Craftsman lite steel front door, painted Behr Wildberry (exterior only)
Interior walls and ceiling pine tongue and groove with clear coat finish
Floor – one sheet vinyl – IVC Illusions Cortez wood look
Rear 10’ loft with dormers, pine tongue and groove floors with clear coat finish, 2 Hampton bay brushed nickel sconces
4” storage loft above front living room
Storage stairs – custom built, pine
Hampton Bay Luxenberg 36” ceiling fan in brushed nickel
Mid Kitchen with  double basin Stainless Steel Sink
Stainless Steel built in Spray Head Faucet
Atwood 17” 3 burner propane RV stove in Stainless Steel with Range hood and fan above
Cabinets – Arcadia white shaker style
Countertop – Wilsonart, Antique Finish with Aeon “Breccia” Laminate
Fold down additional counter space
Hampton Bay track lighting in brushed nickel
Frigidaire Refrigerator 11.5 cu ft., top freezer, in stainless  FFET1222QS
Frigidaire Microwave, 1.1 cu ft. in stainless #FFCM1134LS
Rear bathroom with porcelain toilet, Bathroom Exhaust Fan
46” x 24”RV Bath Tub Glacier Bay Bath Hardware in brushed nickel
Bathroom Vanity with 3 drawer storage, brushed nickel light fixture above
10 Gallon propane dual electric water heater
Climate right 10,000 BTU 120 Volt heat pump/air conditioner
Holding tanks – 38 gallon grey / 38 gallon back and 50 gallon fresh
30 AMP RV Power Cord and Connection
RV Propane Connection with propane cover. Hose Bib water connection
Pex Plumbing pipe
3” Sewer  Connection

Looking at Tiny House RVs from the outside

Nick and Ace

Okay, I know this isn’t a picture of a Tiny House, but stay with me…This is a picture of my son Nick and our golden retriever Ace from several years ago. I chose this picture for this story to illustrate a point. Life is more than having the largest house or the coolest car. It’s about the simple things, at least for me it is and that’s what the whole “Tiny House Movement” represents to many people. I hope you enjoy the story below…

I remember sitting in my car at Julia Davis Park on a warm summer day in Boise and checking Facebook on my phone. I was following Tiny Idahomes and noticed a message that they were looking for someone to help them with their website but they didn’t want someone that just did websites, they wanted someone that was passionate about Tiny Houses. I had been designing websites for many years and am indeed very passionate about the whole “Tiny House Movement”. I couldn’t believe what I was reading, I responded immediately and as they say, the rest is history.

First, let me begin by saying I live in a small home…how small? A 22 ft class c motorhome. Yep, that’s right…for over a year now and it’s been amazing, challenging, rewarding and at times frustrating. Now, it’s not a new RV…it’s 24 years old and has a lot of problems! Think about this, last summer when it was 112 degrees I was essentially living a metal box (with A/C!). Then this winter when it was 10 below and my heat source was 2 small space heaters. Why would anyone do this??? Well, I can say without hesitation despite all the challenges that downsizing my life has been one of the most incredible decisions I’ve ever made. I have more time to do the things I really want to do and have had the opportunity to meet awesome people that I would never have otherwise met. My dream like many of you is to own a Tiny House RV!

Over the past two years I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to visit the Tiny Idahomes shop on a regular basis to see first hand the creativity, craftsmanship and may I say love they put into every Tiny House RV they build. It’s been inspiring to watch the process from start to finish and to meet some of the owners when theirs are completed. To see the joy on their faces and the anticipation of how wonderful their future will be as they embark on their new journeys.

Working with Tiny Idahomes and their team has opened my eyes as to what really goes into building a Tiny House RV and requirements I never would have known or considered before. Many think they can buy a trailer, lumber and other materials and build their own Tiny House and they can! But, the finished product may or may not be built to standards and regulations and that can crush a dream not to mention your bank account quickly. 

Believe me, I know first hand how exciting it can be when you start really considering building a Tiny House. But before you jump into it head first and get frustrated, ask some questions of your potential builder to avoid a lot of headaches down the road.

  • Are they licensed?
  • Are they certified?
  • Do they know the regulations regarding zoning, transporting of Tiny House RVs?
  • Do they have referrals/testimonials from prior customers?
  • Are their products built to RVIA standards?

Jesse has done all the hard work so I know when I eventually have him build me a Tiny House it’s going to be something I can enjoy for many, many years!
I am so thankful to be a tiny part (no pun intended) of Tiny Idahomes and to call Jesse and Anca friends. My son’s dream is to be a professional tournament fisherman and what better way to travel the country to his events than in a Tiny House RV! Of course, compared to what I’m in now, I’ll have to use the GPS just to find the bathroom 🙂

Thanks for reading and wish everyone all the best in your travels and journey…
Dan
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Do you want to design your own tiny house!? Check out Tiny Idahomes new website!

Do you want to create your own tiny house without having to call anyone and ask for pricing? A lot of you call us and ask for a “ball park” of how much will your tiny cost you. Well, our team worked really hard to create a new and more improved website where you can go and create your own tiny house with our Options and Pricing tool. You can create one, two… or as many as you would like and you can also name them. You have a bunch of options to chose from. Let us know what you think!

 

      

Mark and Amanda’s New Carpathian Tiny House

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See below for interior & exterior photos as well as a video tour of this Tiny House
Congratulations to Mark and Amanda on their new Carpathian Tiny House!
Features of this Tiny House:

  • 2 X 4 Construction
  • Blown in Fiberglass Batt Insulation – R-13 in walls, R-13 Ceiling and R-13 Floor
  • 38 gallon gray/38 gallon black and 40 gallon fresh holding tanks
  • Painted Smart Siding
  • Aluminum Roofing
  • Jeld Wen energy star windows
  • Propane on demand water heater
  • 3 12 volt electric slide outs – 2 on the gooseneck and one in the kitchen area
  • 1 11’ Loft over bathroom and kitchen
  • Custom stairs with built in storage and under the stairs storage
  • White Paintable Plywood Interior
  • 5’ Bathroom with Porcelain Toilet, Bathroom Exhaust Fan , full size bath tub
  • Ikea Kitchen Cabinets and Corian Countertops in kitchen and bathroom
  • Dual ope French doors
  • Pex Plumbing pipe
  • One Piece vinyl flooring
  • 12 Volt water pump
  • 3” Sewer  Connection
  • 30 AMP RV Power Cord and Connection
  • RV W/D Hookups. RV Propane Connection with propane cover. Hose Bib water connection
Exterior Photos

Interior Photos

Video Tour

New Tiny House for Karen from Sonoma

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20’ without a loft

​2 X 4 Construction
Blown in Fiberglass Batt Insulation – R-13 in walls, R-13 Ceiling and R-13 Floor
Board and Batt smart soffit siding
3’ Tuff Rib Metal Roofing
Jeld Wen series 1500 windows Tempered glass
All interior is Pine Tongue and Groove with clear coat.
Bathroom Exhaust Fan , 36” x 36”fiberglass shower
Separett Composting Toilet
Glacier Bay Kitchen and Bath Hardware
Vissani 9.9 CU Ft Refrigerator
Pex Plumbing pipe
Vinyl Flooring – Congoleum Feather Edge
38 gallon gray, 38 gallon black, 40 gallon fresh water tanks
3” Sewer  Connection
30 AMP RV Power Cord and Connection
White Hampton Bay Cabinets
RV Splendide WD. RV Propane Connection with propane cover. Hose Bib water connection
Atwood 6 gallon water heater.
Spring Carnival mirage laminate countertops

Exterior Photos

Interior Photos

Video Tour